3 MARCH 1883

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Two more societies of Anarchists have been discovered, through the

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premature explosion of chemical mixtures, one in Belgium and one in Spain. The Belgian society is apparently an offshoot of the French one, but the Spanish is native, and very...

Mr. Parnell ' s speech yesterday week was little more than a

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bare disclaimer of all responsibility for the Irish outrages, — which he took care not to reprobate with anything like true moral censure, concluding with a furious atttack on...

*** The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in any

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It was rumoured yesterday, on the authority of many French

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papers, confirmed in part by the Freeman's Journal, .that Walsh, the man accused by James Carey of organising the Invineibles, had been arrested at Havre, and had " confessed. "...

We are informed that of all questions now pending in

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Egypt. the most urgent is that of the indebtedness of the peasantry, Foreign companies and foreign usurers have for some time past offered their loans upon terms which, to the...


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M R. GLADSTONE left Cannes on Monday, thoroughly re- freshed, it is believed, by his Southern holiday, which has only been impaired by the gigantic microscope held over him. He...

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The eleven nights' debate on the Address were at length

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brought to a conclusion on Thursday, after a fresh speech of Mr. Parnell's on Ireland—this time on the distress—in which be attacked Lord Spencer and Mr. Trevelyan rather...

On Monday, the debate commenced on Mr. Parnell's amend- ment

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to the Address attacking the Prevention of Crimes Act, which he accused of having alienated Ireland, when Ireland was beginning to soften towards the British Government; but as...

Sir Stafford Northcote gave notice yesterday week that he would

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on an early day move for a Select Committee to inquire into all the circumstances connected with the release last May of Mr. Parnell, Mr. Dillon, and Mr. O'Kelly from prison,...

On Saturday, Mr. John Morley was returned for Newcastle- on-Tyne

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by a majority of 2,256 over the Conservative candidate, . Mr. Brace. Mr. Morley polled 9,443 votes, • against 7,187 given tor Mr. Bruce. The usual Liberal majority at...

But the debate on the Address was not yet to

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close. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, Mr. McCarthy's and Mr. Monnor's amendments relating to the Irish dis- tress were discussed, Mr. Trevelyan showing how grossly the...

Under the present county franchise the county of Dublin at

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least remains Conservative, nay, has given more Conservative votes than ever. On Wednesday, Colonel King-Harman was re- turned for the county with a poll of 2,514, as against...

As the Committee of Selection are to have the power

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of nominating the Grand Committees, it was naturally felt that it should be reinforced from below the gangway on both sides of the House, and not left to the somewhat too...

After these speeches, the debate returned to the Kilmainham channel,

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Sir Stafford Northcote professing to believe that the Government last May preferred pleasing Mr. Parnell to pleasing their own colleague, Mr. Forster, and Mr. Chamberlain...

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The "General" of the Salvation Army is not happy just

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now. His processions in London have been stopped, practi- cally by violence. His raid on the Continent cannot be con- sidered a success, and Mr. Spurgeon, who has hitherto been...

Bank Rate, 3 per cent.

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Consols were on Friday 1021 to 102j.

Lord Randolph Churchill delivered himself at Woodstock on "Tuesday of

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a string of accusations against the Government, which it is not easy to understand passing the lips of a gentle- man, concerning any men whom he would be willing to meet in...

The United States Senate is in a fever at recent

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proceedings in Chili. It appears that the Ministers of England, France, and Italy, deploring the continuance of the endless and now purposeless war between Pera and Chili, met...

Sir Fitzjames Stephen writes to the Times, protesting against the

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new attempt in India to subject Europeans to the direct jurisdiction of native magistrates. He says the Code of Pro- cedure, which guarantees the European privilege, after...

On the same day, Lord Carlingford made a speech at

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'Coventry in singular contrast to Lord Randolph Churchill's. It was, if anything, over-moderate. The Lord Privy Seal declared on his honour that there was nothing to reveal...

The taste for luxury and magnificence in English society has

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been curiously illustrated this week. The Crown Prince and Princess of Germany have been celebrating their Silver Wedding, delayed by the death of Prince Charles, and entire...

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THE FIRST DANGER AHEAD. T HE Session has hitherto been Irish, and a great many people, with the Times for their mouthpiece, believe it will continue Irish still. We trust it...

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M R. PARNELL is a very curious study. An Irishman with hardly a grain of the Irish temperament in him, a leader of a violent and loud-mouthed faction, who has hardly anything of...


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L ORD RANDOLPH CHURCHILL probably supposes that- in such speeches as he made at Woodstock on Tuesda y he is following the example of Mr. Disraeli, and making hi - self famous by...

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T HE bulletin-makers are very careful to tell us that Mr. Gladstone, while in Paris, settled nothing with the French Foreign Office, and, no doubt, that is technically true. Mr....

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W E have rarely read a more dangerous political pamphlet than the one which Mr. Labouchere has printed in the Fortnightly Review for March. It is -written with the reckless...

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(AN Tuesday, Lord Mount Temple gave notice that he kJ would oppose the Second Reading of the Braithwaite and Buttermere Railway Bill. Ordinarily speaking, this is not a course...

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T T is impossible to read a publication like the National . Review, the new Conservative magazine, without perceiv- ing how heavily all Tories, and especially high Tories, are...

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M R. SHORTHOUSE, in the fine piece of English which he has contributed to Macmillan's Magazine on "The Humorous in Literature," has, as we understand him, tried to make out a...

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A REVOLUTION has been slowly, but steadily, taking place in the Bookselling Trade of this country. The symptoms of the disease have long been evident to those in- terested in...

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THE PROSPECTS OF ENGLISH LAND. [To THE EDITOR OF THE " EPECTATOR."1 Sta,—In connection with the candid and very informing letter of Mr. Bullock-Hall on this subject, the...

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(To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] • your reference last Saturday to the deputation from - the Financial Reform Association, you say that they " acknow- ledged that their...


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[To THE EDITOR or THIC " firEcrAroa.”1 SIN—The article in last week's Spectator on Mr. Goschen's theory as to the relation between the alleged appreciation of gold and the...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.") Bra,—Your correspondent, "E. V. H.," has surely missed the point of your observations on the Ecclesiastical appointments of the Premier....


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(To TER EDITOR or TEE " SPECTATOR."' Sfa,—I am surprised both at the attack and the defence. So far from deserving censure, Mr. Gladstone deserves the highest praise, for...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—With reference to the sight of Orientals living in a climates possessing a bright sun and a glaring soil, I may instance what I myself...

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[TO THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR. "] Sin,—Having just returned from Florence, I write, in the first instance, to thank your reviewer for supplying, as a result of his further...


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THE LIFE OF LORD LAWRENCE.* 'EVE have written so often of Lord Lawrence, that this biography, which tells us nothing new, though it justifies and solidifies many previous...

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A THOROUGHLY amusing book, the interest of which carries the reader on through every page of a sufficiently brief story. We must say, however, that we have seldom read a story...

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FOUR YEARS OF IRISH HISTORY.* Tam book is brilliant, interesting,

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and fall of instruction ; but we doubt whether the public will draw from it the moral which the author seeks to convey. It is, in fact, an impeachment of the policy of O'Connell...

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THE appearance of three novels—two of them are decidedly above the average—dealing exclusively with modern Scotch country life, and of the second edition of a series of...

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IT is a pity that Mrs. Pott's admiration for the Promus did not lead her to choose a motto for her volume from its pages. There is a delightfully appropriate one at p. 183,...

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Tan weakest thing—the only weak thing, indeed—about Mr. Percy Greg's new novel, is its title. He is, as a rule, very suc- cessful or very fortunate with his titles, because,...

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AT a time when sensationalism in religion is somewhat in favour, and when it seems to be a recognised thing that old facts must be clothed in new dresses, if they are to have...

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AMERICA REVISITED.* IT is impossible to take up this new

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series of Mr. Sala's letters from the United States without being reminded of those other letters, written by the same pen for the same journal nearly twenty years ago, which...

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The new number of the Scottish Review, which may yet do good work of various kinds north of the Tweed, is a decided improvement upon its predecessor, in respect of the style of...

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A History of English Rhythms. By Edwin Guest, LL.D., D.C.L.,

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F.H.B. Edited by the Rev. Walter W. Skeet, M.A. (George Bell and Sons.)—We can do little more than chronicle the appearance of the new edition of Dr. Guest's great work, one of...

Archibald Campbell Tait : a Sketch of the Public Life

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of the Late. Archbishop of Canterbury. By A. C. Bickley. (Nisbet and Co.)— This is a fairly satisfactory specimen of the books which are always called forth by the death of an...

Some of a series of Present-Day Tracts (Religious Tract Society)

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are before us. Dr. Blaikie's Witness of Palestine to the Bible is an able argument. The writer contends that the position and natural features of Palestine fit it exactly for...

The Book of Common Prayer, with Commentary for Tiachers and

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Students. (S.P.C.K.)—Several writers of repute, among whom we may mention Professor Bright, Dr. Maclear, and Dr. Rawson Lumby, have contributed to this very useful and...

Cassell's Natural History. Edited by P. Martin Duncan, M.B. 6

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vols. (Cassell and Co.)—This work, the publication of which in monthly parts has been continued through a period of six years, is now complete. We have noticed the annual...

Where to Emigrate : a Handy Guide to AU the

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English Colonies. (Wyman and Sons.)—The writer tells us that his own knowledge of the various colonies has been supplemented by assistance given by the Agents of the several...

The "Fan Kwae" at Canton before Treaty Days, 1825-1814. By

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an Old Resident. (Kagan Paul.)—The " Old Resident's" gossip is distinctly entertaining. He takes us back to a time, only forty years ago, when the world seemed ten times larger...

Chroniques du Temps Passes le Conte de l'Archer. Par Armand

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Silvestre. Aquarelles de A. Poirson, gravies par Gillot. (Lahore, Paris.)—This is a beautiful specimen of French typography, embody- ing a charming story of an archer. It tells...

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• Gibbon tells it well. His volumes are excellent reading.

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There is not a single character in them but is vigorously drawn ; men and women are equAlly good—a very rare merit—though we should be inclined to give the palm to the minister,...

We have received a useful little edition of Othello, by

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E. R. Parnell, (Rivingtons.)—The introduction summarises very well the argu- ment for the generally-accepted division of Shakespeare's Plays, and for the position of Othello...